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An amazing success

Published:Saturday | August 16, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Rafike Miller assists two teenage girls with their lesson. - Photo by Gareth Davis

Boundbrook, Portland:

Twenty-six-year-old Rafike Miller has a natural, God-given talent for bringing out the best performance in persons, even when the odds are against them, and this was evident following the results of 2014-2015 Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC).

The results, which showed his charges securing passes in the subject areas entered, were somewhat amazing, but a relief as the months of hard work had finally paid off.

"I had doubts going into the exams," commented Miller.

He added: "I prepared 16 students to sit exams in principles of business and office administration. All the students entered gained passes, which makes it a 100 per cent pass success for me. It is unbelievable! When I entered them for exams in September 2013, I had my doubts as some students could hardly read and were counting their words. I spent extra hours with them, having long sessions while trying to restore their confidence level. By January, I began to realise a turnaround, and I prayed even harder, and with God leading the way, the rest is history."

Miller, who previously prepared students (11th-graders) in an informal setting in evening classes for CSEC, is enjoying his first taste of success in a regular school setting at Portland High School, where he is highly regarded by the principal and other staff members as a motivator.

Work even harder

But while basking in his recent success and achievements in the CSEC exam, where his charges gained passes ranging from Grade 1 to Grade 3, Miller has vouched to work even harder to ensure that his students are given the opportunity to get a rounded education.

Continuing, Miller added: "It is not fair to write off anyone, especially the young ones. I believe that once they are provided with an opportunity, they will try their best to do well. It is important to include God in one's life as all things can be done through Jesus Christ. My gift is a God-given one, and I will continue to use it wisely in assisting the less fortunate."

- G.D.